Born at Taplow, Buckinghamshire in 1957, Ian Gould was a left-handed middle-order batsman and wicket keeper. He represented Middlesex 90 times from 1975 to 1980/81 and was capped in 1977 before moving to Sussex who he represented 195 times between 1981 and 1990. He also played one season in New Zealand for Auckland in 1979/80 and he captained Sussex in 1987 and played in eighteen One-Day Internationals for England. He played 297 first-class matches scoring 8,756 runs (av. 26.05) with four centuries and a top score of 128 for Middlesex versus Worcestershire at Worcester in 1978. He held 536 catches and took 67 stumpings and achieved 7 wickets (av. 52.14) with a best of 3 for 10 for Sussex versus Surrey at The Oval in 1989. He toured abroad three times with Vic Lewis' XI to Pakistan in 1980/81, Middlesex to Zimbabwe in 1980/81, England to Australia and New Zealand in 1982/83. After retiring he returned to the county as 2nd XI coach until the end of the 2000 season and he is now a first class umpire.